An Evening at the Logging Camp

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From: Hartwick Pines State Park, Visitors Center & Logging Museum

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(989) 348-2537
4216 Ranger Road (M-93)
Grayling, MI 49738
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On Saturday evening, September 13th from 7pm to 9pm, visitors to Hartwick Pines State Park will have the opportunity to journey back to the year 1896 and meet some of the members of the Salling, Hanson and Company’s “Section 9 Camp” as they prepare for the upcoming winter logging season. Costumed interpreters will portray several members of the camp including Karen “Bessie" Michelson (the future Karen Hartwick), a local boarding house owner, the landlooker, the camp clerk, the camp cooks, a teamster, and some of the “shantyboys” –the men who did the cutting of the trees. From these men and women you will learn all about the life in a camp, the variety of work that was done in logging in the Grayling area and the rest of Michigan and some of the dangers of the job. After you go through the museum and meet all of the residents of the camp, enjoy the campfire on the “camboose” or head back up to the Visitor Center for a hot beverage. Your visit will likely last approximately an hour, but spend as much time as you would like. The last tour will leave at 8:30pm. There is no charge for this program, but a Michigan Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park. Hartwick For more information, please contact Hartwick Pines State Park at (989) 348-2537.

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